Unibroue Terrible

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(Sorry for the “terrible” picture.   I love beer, but if you hadn’t noticed, I’m really not a good photographer.   I just couldn’t get a decent picture of the bottle.)

Terrible, an Abbey-style ale from Unibroue in Quebec, isn’t a name that inspires confidence.   But I love big Belgian style beers, so I had to give it a try.   It pours an opaque brown-black with a tight foam, quickly dissipating head.   The scent is heavy with cherry, raspberry, and Belgian yeast.  The flavor is roasty and loaded with sour cherries and tart grapes.  It’s a medium to heavy body, and a big beer at 10.5% ABV, but exceedingly smooth, without any noticeable alcohol burn.  As it fades, the aftertaste is grape with some nice spice.  The name may be questionable, but the beer isn’t.   This is a complex, and staggeringly good Belgian ale.  One of my favorites for sure.

 

I give it a 4.9 out of 5.   

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